New school building in Mbafaye, Senegal
Currently, students have to study in classes of 70 in cramped and dilapidated rooms. These rooms are used as a market place on Fridays and weekends. Nearby there is a plot of land with 5ha for the new school building, which could be extended to a high school later on.
The secondary school in the Mbafaye district in the community of Fissel is currently attended by 128 pupils and 115 students. One principal and three teachers teach at the school. The catchment area of the secondary school includes 7 villages and 10 elementary school. The principal expects up to 500 new students in the next school year (2022).
The school has no toilet facilities, neither for the staff nor for the students. Furthermore, there is no administrative wing or office space. Students are taught in three classrooms, which are in poor condition. Teachers' apartments will also have to be built as needed.
In order to provide the students with an adequate learning environment, TOOLS FOR LIFE supports the construction of new classrooms including interior furnishings. Toilets for the students and teachers will also be built. In order to enable a regular school routine, the teachers and the principal of the school will receive an administration building including a computer. In addition, the construction of a well including a school garden is planned, which will provide the students with fresh food. Newly planted trees will provide shade. The school grounds will also be fenced to prevent wildlife from entering the school grounds. Since the classrooms will be built in modules (1 module = 2 classrooms), the school can be expanded as the number of students increases.
The school is sponsored jointly with the Main-Taunus district and the "1000 Schools for Our World" initiative of the leading municipal associations, the German Association of Cities and Towns (DST), the German Association of Counties (DLT) and the German Association of Towns and Municipalities (DStGB). The project is implemented locally by our long-standing partner organization Hilfe für Afrika - Wasser für Senegal e.V. (Help for Africa - Water for Senegal).
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